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Get to know a VISTA: Shemekka Coleman
4/27/2015
Get to know a VISTA: Shemekka Coleman
Shemekka Coleman is an AmeriCorps VISTA from Kinston, NC. She is currently serving at DHIC, a non-profit housing development organization and a chartered NeighborWorks member in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a VISTA she works to enhance Resident Services at DHIC's affordable housing properties. She is the mother of two boys.
Make It Right homes built to be affordable, green – and inspirational
4/20/2015
Make It Right homes built to be affordable, green – and inspirational
In June, Comeback Communities participants will visit the work of the Make It Right Foundation, which is proving that "green," attractive homes can be affordable for low-income residents of New Orleans.
Neighborhood marketing: building on strengths to change perceptions
4/16/2015
Neighborhood marketing: building on strengths to change perceptions
Revitalizing communities also means changing perceptions about them. NeighborWorks is supporting efforts to rebrand Roseburg, OR, and Flint, MI.
Community engagement through urban farming
3/17/2015
Community engagement through urban farming
Steve Curtis of Community Housing of Wyandotte County talks about what makes a successful community garden.
HOPE Investment creates, retains 300 jobs; increases access to heal...
3/12/2015
HOPE Investment creates, retains 300 jobs; increases access to health care
In a community where four out of ten people live in poverty, Field Memorial provides vital preventive, emergency, surgical, rehab, and clinical health services to over 13,000 patients each year.
From the front line to the fast lane
2/12/2015
From the front line to the fast lane
U.S. military veteran Chris Nolte received a business loan from AAFE-affiliate Renaissance Economic Development to jump-start his electronic bike business. This is his story.
Couple finds a place to call home just in time for baby
1/9/2015
Couple finds a place to call home just in time for baby
Brian Colvin and his wife Samantha were homeless. They had been living with various family members, desperately trying to save enough money to pay for the utility deposits required to rent an apartment. Unfortunately, they had worn out their welcome.
It takes more than a building to make a home
12/18/2014
It takes more than a building to make a home
This holiday season, this mother and daughter are celebrating their "journey" from an abusive relationship in an unstable home to a safe "harbor," thanks to Homeport Ohio.
Saving the dream in Ohio
12/8/2014
Saving the dream in Ohio
Judy Hudson witnessed the housing crash in northeastern Ohio from a unique vantage point: as a realtor and as a struggling homeowner.  With a deflating market, it was “costing more to stay in [business] than it was to stay out.”
Finding foreclosure help in St. Louis
12/8/2014
Finding foreclosure help in St. Louis
Saxophonist Readus Miller started playing when he was 13 and never quit. He added the clarinet, flute and other wind instruments to his repertoire and was moonlighting as a “one-man band” while holding down a day job at Boeing Aircraft for 25 years.
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